Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Harry Redknapp Need Not Know About Ganso

Josh Martin@@JoshMartinNBANBA Lead WriterJanuary 8, 2012

SWANSEA, WALES - DECEMBER 31:  Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp shouts instructions during the Barclays Premier Legaue match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Liberty Stadium on December 31, 2011 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur figure to be active during the January transfer window, though with the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale (a.k.a THE WORLD'S GREATEST), Scott Parker, Aaron Lennon and Rafael Van Der Vaart patrolling the midfield at White Hart Lane, one could forgive Harry Redknapp for not having the full list of the world's best princes of possession memorized.

Okay, so maybe Redknapp should have at least some idea as to who Ganso is, but still, can you really blame him for being so daft?

According to ESPN Soccernet, the Spurs boss was asked on Friday about the 22-year-old Brazilian, who's been a hot name on the transfer market, and responded only with oblivion:

"Ganso? I have never heard of him. I don't know him, where does he play? What position?"

And here's how Harry reacted when reporters at the weekly press conference informed him as to who Ganso is:  

"I don't get to Brazil much. We got Sandro from there but other than that, no."

Spurs had been mentioned in connection with the Santos midfielder, but if Redknapp is to be believed, it would appear as though such gossip were simply the fabrication of the British tabloids.

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Quite the shock, is it not?

Tottenham have been linked to a number of defenders as well, including Bolton's Gary Cahill and Blackburn's Junior Hoilett and Christopher Samba.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 10: Paulo Henrique Ganso #10 of Brazil runs upfield in the first half of a friendly match against the U.S. at the New Meadowlands on August 10, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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As far as Ganso is concerned, it wouldn't exactly be imprudent for Harry to do his homework on the young Brazilian.

He'll be hard-pressed to hang onto the current stars of his midfield for much longer, what with some of the biggest, richest clubs in the world having wooed and continuing to woo Modric and Bale, among others, with trophies galore and wages enough to buy out any and every bar in North London.

For now, though, Harry needn't concern himself too much with football geography. Spurs are currently comfortably in third in the English Premier League table, with a pivotal match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in two weeks that could throw the domestic championship race into a bit of a frenzy, to say the least.

Of course, if any one of Tottenham's EPL rivals is able to snag Ganso, then Harry won't have to travel all the way to South America to figure out who he is and watch him play.


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